Maleno Family-to-Family Fund

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The Issue

Many homeowners are unable to make repairs to their homes because they cannot physically make the repairs, afford the building materials or pay for the cost of labor.   

Our Impact

GECAC assists the Maleno family in identifying people that have fallen on hard times due to health, accidents, family emergencies and lack of adequate income. In partnership with the Maleno Family-to-Family Fund, families now have safe and healthy homes.


GECAC administers the Maleno Family-to-Family fund. This program was established by the Maleno family to support building and renovation projects for Erie families and neighborhoods in need. Inspired by their involvement in ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the Maleno family will continue to give back to the community through the fund.

Having a safe and healthy home makes a huge impact on children, seniors and people with health issues.

If your home is in need of renovations and repairs, please review the application to determine if you qualify. There is no deadline. Applicants' projects will be reviewed and chosen throughout the year.


  • Applicant must have lived in the home for at least three years. 
  • Home must be a single-family, owner-occupied home. 
  • Home must be on a permanent foundation - mobile homes DO NOT qualify. 
  • Property must be in the owner's name. 
  • Owner must have current homeowner's insurance.


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Nicole Johnson
Division Manager
(814) 870-5406